Ben Roethlisberger hits Diontae Johnson on long touchdown pass to get Pittsburgh Steelers started

PITTSBURGH -- The Ben Roethlisberger-to-Diontae Johnson connection was so strong a week ago that the pair ran it back Sunday for another opening-drive touchdown.
Johnson was the Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterback this time. Johnson beat Kyle Fuller deep to catch Roethlisberger’s pass for a score of 50 yards.

The pair had scored on a similar play in Green Bay a week before to end a 13-game streak without scoring a touchdown on their first possession.

Roethlisberger's Sunday score means that he has now thrown a pass touchdown on the first drive in consecutive weeks. According to ESPN Stats and Info, he has only had two passing touchdowns in the opening drive of his 27 previous games.

Sunday's Steelers opening drive was quicker than that of a week ago. It covered 85 yards in six plays and took 2:58 58 seconds. The Steelers went 75 yards in 8 plays against Green Bay in 4 minutes 56 seconds.

Roethlisberger completed 2 out of 3 attempts for 73 yard and the score on that first drive.